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LePage to Submit Bill for Drug Enforcement Effort

| April 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage is submitting a last-minute bill to fund new drug enforcement agents, judges and prosecutors to combat the state’s drug problem. The Republican governor proposed Wednesday to use revenue in the unclaimed property fund account, which holds things like checking accounts and insurance payments whose owner can’t be identified. […]

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Maine Guard Unit Headed to Pennsylvania

| April 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The National Guard plans to reassign the Maine National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion to Pennsylvania, replacing it with an infantry unit. Michel Steinbuchel, spokesman for the 133rd Engineer Battalion, told the Portland Press Herald that introducing an infantry to Maine’s Army National Guard has been part of the statewide plan since […]

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Bangor Police Officer Uses Lasso to Catch Horse

| April 30, 2014

  BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A Bangor police officer with a makeshift lasso is credited with nabbing a race horse that escaped from its stall at the Hollywood Casino Racetrack. Officer Kris Beck told WMTW-TV that the call about a horse trotting around a city neighbor came in early Wednesday. Officer Jose Vidaurri made a […]

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Heating Oil Prices

| April 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has dropped 2 cents in the past week, to $3.60 per gallon. The Governor’s Energy Office said Wednesday the average statewide price for a gallon of heating oil ranged from $3.35 to $3.90. It also found the […]

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Dozens of Bills to Be Considered by Lawmakers

| April 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Dozens of bills spiked by Maine Gov. Paul LePage will get another shot this week when lawmakers return to Augusta. The Legislature comes back Thursday to consider at least 46 bills recently vetoed by the Republican governor. Among them is a bill that would close a $32 million hole in the […]

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